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Beverly Pierce Harms

february 11, 1938 – september 10, 2023

Beverly Pierce Harms

In Loving Memory of Beverly Pierce Harms


Beverly Pierce Harms (nee Yockey), a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and dedicated nursing aide, passed away on September 10, 2023, at the age of 85.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bert and Elnora (Ted) Yockey, her beloved husband Ed Harms of 43 years, and best friend and brother Bert (Barb) Philip.  

Bev is survived by her daughter Kimberly “Kimmie” (Dan) Houchen and son Guy Lanier; she was the loving Mom-Bev to Shari (Ben) Riehl and Greg (Rebecca) Harms.  She was Grama-Bev to Josh Yockey and grandmother to her pride and joy Jess Zientek.

Bev was a creative, artistic woman with a compassionate heart and a strong sense of fun, clever wit, and major sweet tooth.  She was strong in her faith, and while in the past year unable to attend her church, she read her Bible and wrote notes to God frequently.

She began her career as a nursing aide at Hillebrand Nursing Center, where she selflessly devoted her time and energy to providing comfort and support to those in need. She and Ed also owned and operated a chili parlor in Sunman, Indiana.  In her later years she devoted her life to caring for Ed with unwavering support as he was challenged with health issues.

Her family would like to thank Queen City Hospice; invaluable to her and her family, particularly her nurses Eric, Marion, and Toni.  Her nurses Marra and Kelsey at Anthology of Mason will always hold a very special place in our hearts for the genuine care and concern they showed our mom and grandmother. And last but certainly not least, words cannot truly express the gratitude we have for mom’s angel, her dear friend Fran Tuttle for the love and support she showed her this past year. 

Services will be private but a celebration of Bev’s life with lots of smiles and laughs will take place in the near future.  She always loved a party.

In honor of her memory, donations can be made to Anxiety & Depression Association of America adaa.org.

Guest Book

“Dear Kim, Dan, Guy, Jessica and families: we are sorry for your loss. She loved all of you very much. Famous Bev, as we called her, will be missed by all of us. We enjoyed the many conversations over lunch. She was the puzzle queen and greatly enjoyed working on them. We are truly orphans now. Praying for all of God’s peace and comfort during this difficult of loss for you. Thoughts and prayers, Greg and Rebecca Harms.”


“Bev always greeted me downstairs with a smile. Very soft heart. Always ready to help. Kind words were a regular part of her vocabulary. She is missed and still loved here at Fairfield Village.”


“Dear Kim, Dan, Guy, Jessica and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache with the passing of Mom Bev. Her warmth, laughter, and love will be dearly missed, and we will forever treasure the beautiful moments we shared with her. She loved you immeasurably. Sending all our love and blessings from God to you and your family. Ben and Shari”


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“Dear Kim and Guy and your families, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I had the great honor of meeting Bev 6 years ago playing mahjongg, a game which she was masterful at playing. She was fondly referred to as the “Winds Lady,” because that was her favorite hand to play. One year later we become neighbors at The Village. Her quick wit, Faith in God and inspiring heartfelt conversation will be greatly missed. I count it both an honor and blessing to call her dear friend. She was truly a classy and fashionable lady, I also want to honor Fran Tuttle for being a faithful friend during the later part of Bev’s journey. Bev was loved by many and will be greatly missed by us all . I Love you all to Jesus sweet friend 🫶✝️🫶”


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“Bev was a sweet person always had a kind word for you… never complained…. so sorry for your loss…she will be missed here… prayers and love for all of her family 🙏🙏🙏♥️”


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“Bev was the most loving and caring person. She would always make me laugh make me smile . She was stylish always doing different colors to her hair. She was a loving and caring person that will be dearly missed . Lots of prayers for the family .❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽”


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“Bev was the most loving person .she always made me laugh and smile . She was always stylish and we’re all the cutest clothes she was all-around great person will miss her dearly prayers for you and your family ❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽”


“I only knew Bev a short time. She was pleasant to be around. So sorry 😞 for your loss. My husband Tank called her little bit. She was always so kind. Love and Prayers from Tank and Carol Blasingame.”


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